Processing companies and the Food and Drug Administration have teamed up to create a new food processing permit system, and they’re calling it AdpProcessing.
The system, which takes effect July 1, requires processors to use food and ingredients from approved food producers, including those in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
They must use these food products in any way that’s safe, non-toxic, and does not endanger the health of their customers or employees.
The FDA says the new system will allow processors to move forward with business operations while keeping food safe.
Adp processes produce up to 200 pounds of processed foods per day.
According to the USDA, the industry employs more than 300,000 people in the U.S. and employs about 30 million people worldwide.
The new system is expected to cost processors $2.5 billion.
The industry has been lobbying the FDA to approve Adp Processes for years, but the process was initially held back by the FDA.
In March, the FDA announced it would review the Adp system and then approve it if the company can prove that its food processing processes do not pose an undue risk to the public health.
This is the first time the FDA has approved Adp processing in the country.
As of March 10, more than half of all processed food sold in the US is being processed by Adp, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service.